|Such a nice presentation of "snacks and drinks" before dinner!|
The 3 men went outside around 11:30 and started heating the oil so they could cook the turkey in the deep fryer. I think they enjoy being around the fire they started in the fire ring and drinking beer while "watching" the bird cook away! It was only in the low 30's and breezy, but they were dressed for it! I must say they had it all under control, for this was the best deep fried turkey we ever had! It was golden brown and so moist - delicious. I had made potato filling, Sue brought a delicious broccoli cassorole and cranberry relish, and Jamie made oven "fried" potatoes, fresh green beans, and corn muffins. Dessert was a scumptious pecan pie. The large hollow chocolate turkey was an added bonus!!!!
|The Happy Cookers!|
|The perfect "Bird"!|
|This homemade dark chocolate turkey was delicious!|
|Bria and Cali wanted to try this before lunch, but they|
settled for some of the candy corn and non-pariels!
|The Happy Family!|
|Time to make a wish!!|
When Ken and I returned home, I spent the evening decorating our apartment for Christmas. I only had 4 tubs of decorations, a huge reduction from the inventory of previous years! I had really downsized when we moved to this apartment. I actually found a place for everything I had saved, but I must admit that this was the 1st time I felt a bit sad when I thought about several of the special decorations I had sold or given away when we moved. The feeling didn't last long, but I did do some "reflecting"!
This was a special day!